Charles Bukowski Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Charles Bukowski quotes, Charles Bukowski sayings, and Charles Bukowski proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

People run from rain but sit in bathtubs full of water. Charles Bukowski
If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. Charles Bukowski
What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. Charles Bukowski
If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose. Charles Bukowski
Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste. Charles Bukowski
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski
Our disappointment sits between us. Charles Bukowski
People in love often become edgy, dangerous. They lose their sense of perspective. Charles Bukowski
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics. Charles Bukowski
Agony sometimes changes form but it never ceases for anybody. Charles Bukowski
Knowledge without follow-through is worse than no knowledge. Charles Bukowski
Even though I write about the human race, the further away from them, the better I feel. Two miles is great; two thousand miles is beautiful. Charles Bukowski
Well, people got attatched. Once you cut the umbilical cord they attatched to the other things. Sight, sound, sex, money, mirages, mothers, masturbation, murder, and Monday morning hangovers. Charles Bukowski
Complaint is often the result of an insufficient ability to live within the obvious restrictions of this god damned cage. Charles Bukowski
I'll use the knives for spreading jam, and the gas to warm my greying love. Charles Bukowski
I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life. Charles Bukowski
Nobody can save you but yourself, and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it. Charles Bukowski
The male, for all his bravado and exploration, is the loyal one, the one who generally feels love. The female is skilled at betrayal and torture and damnation. Charles Bukowski
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. Charles Bukowski
Boring damned people. All over the Earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The Earth is swarmed with them. Charles Bukowski
Magic persists without us no matter what we may do to try to spoil it. Charles Bukowski
There's no clarity. There was never meant to be clarity. Charles Bukowski
God knows I am not too hippy. Perhaps because I am too much around the hip and I fear fads for, like anybody else, I like something that tends to last. Charles Bukowski
The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable. Charles Bukowski
The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable. Charles Bukowski
Each person is only given so many evenings and each wasted evening is a gross violation against the natural course of your only life. Charles Bukowski
The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. Charles Bukowski
Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live. Charles Bukowski
a life can change in a tenth of a second or sometimes it can take 70 years. Charles Bukowski